Published in Blood Weekly, November 11th, 2004
"Many studies have examined the presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis in periodontal pockets. However, monitoring the number of bacterial cells is difficult. In this study, we performed quantitative analyses of P. gingivalis to clarify the relationship between the numbers of this organism and periodontal status," researchers in Japan report.
"Using the TaqMan real-time PCR system," said M. Kawada and colleagues, "we found a significant positive correlation (P<0.0001) between the number of P. gingivalis and pocket depth."
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